In 2018, the Flagstaff City Council approved an annual 7.5% residential trash and recycling collections rate increase during the years of 2019 to 2023. Effective Jan. 3, 2023, the combined base rate for the curbside collection of residential trash and recycling increased from $23.68 to $25.45 per month for single-family residential properties. The voluntary glass recycling collection rate also increased from $4.74 to $5.09 per month for participating properties.
A third-party solid waste rate study completed in 2018 for the City of Flagstaff informed the fee increases, which accounted for increasing labor and operating costs. An update to the 2018 rate study is being planned to ensure the ongoing financial solvency of the City’s solid waste operations and capital funding requirements.
More information on municipal solid waste collection services and associated fees can be viewed in Chapter 7-04 of City Code.
For related questions, please contact Solid Waste Section Director Evan Tyrrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-213-2115.